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The Crossroads of Cannabis, Federal Law and the States

Los Angeles—Federal law continues to ban medical or recreational marijuana, which means states have to navigate carefully through any legalization efforts. However, notable developments this year might make it easier to regulate cannabis, Vanderbilt law professor Robert Mikos told a session of NCSL's Legislative Summit.

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In Healthy Workplaces, Culture Trumps Compliance

Los Angeles—Sexual harassment is mainly a problem for Hollywood actors and Wall Street traders, right? Wrong.

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NCSL Legislative Summit Opens Monday in Los Angeles

Los Angeles—Throw a dart at the nation's public policy target board and you're certain to hit one of the topics on tap at the 2018 NCSL Legislative Summit, opening Monday at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Dig Deep into the Supreme Court's Term With this Free Webinar Series

The Supreme Court term is over. which means it's time to dig into "what does it mean" territory so you can amaze your friends with your SCOTUS insights at cocktail parties and cookouts. Herewith, a series of webinars organized by the State and Local Legal Center and hosted by an all-star group of organizations

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The Multitasking Myth - STOP and Pay Attention

It’s been said that our lives are not determined by what actually happens to us, but instead by what we pay attention to as those events unfold.  This notion was confirmed by University of Miami professor Amishi Jha in her presentation to the NCSL Leaders Symposium in Denver last week.

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States Win Online Sales Tax Case

In South Dakota v. Wayfair, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states and local governments can require vendors with no physical presence in the state to collect sales tax.

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Technical Assistance: It Could Happen to You in Your State

Did you know NCSL staff will travel to your state to provide committee testimony or to convene a stakeholder meeting?

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Debuting ... Legislatures-At-a-Glance

Have you ever wanted to quickly find the leaders of a Legislature, the percent of female legislators in a state or the state’s Capitol city? Well, now you can find all that and more on NCSL’s new Legislatures-At-A-Glance page!

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NRI Committee Webinar Thusday: Federal-State Disaster Mitigation

NCSL’s Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee, with jurisdiction over transportation, environment, energy and agriculture issues, is pleased to announce its annual Spring Webinar Series beginning May 3, and continuing through June 28.

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Variety of Health Topics on the Table at NCSL Seminar

State policymakers’ roles in health policy and public health, Medicaid, prescription drugs and behavioral health were all on the agenda when 40 legislators from 19 states attended a recent NCSL health-focused seminar in La Jolla, Calif.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.